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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

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Wendell Scott's son Frank Scott (left) and grandson Warrick Scott at StoryCorps in Danville, Va. Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was one of the first African-American NASCAR drivers to win a race at the elite level. StoryCorps hide caption

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

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Shane Fairchild (left) tells his friend Sayer Johnson that his late wife, Blue Bauer, was "the only person I ever met that ever treated me like I was me." StoryCorps hide caption

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Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

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After Son's Death, Marine's Parents Grow Close To His Platoon

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Max Starkloff with his daughter, Emily, led a disability rights march in St. Louis, Mo., in 1995. Bill Greenblatt hide caption

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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

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Darlene Lewis, 60, and James Taylor, 40, sat down to talk for StoryCorps in Little Rock, Ark. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Former Inmate And The 'Mother' Who Buoys Him

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Megiddëh Goldston (left) with Heidi Hameed (right) and her husband, Raphael, at StoryCorps in Colorado Springs, Colo. Raphael holds photos of his son, Ish — short for Ishaq — who was killed in July when he was struck by a car driven by Megiddëh's sister. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

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Herman Travis (L) with his friend, Robert Cochran (R) at StoryCorps in San Francisco. Travis delivers groceries from a local food bank to his elderly neighbors, like Cochran. Courtesy of Storycorps hide caption

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

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Doug Neville (left) and Ryan Johnson have been friends for three decades. They met shortly before Neville found out he was HIV-positive. StoryCorps hide caption

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30 Years Of Friendship, Through Fear And An Uncertain Future

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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the "Santa Colonel." He died in 2009. Courtesy of NORAD hide caption

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

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An ironworker on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s. ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos hide caption

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Kiyan Williams (right) told friend Darnell Moore about the struggle of growing up as a gender-nonconforming kid in Newark, N.J. StoryCorps hide caption

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

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Ruth Coker Burks with her friend Paul Wineland. Wineland's partner was one of many AIDS patients Coker Burks has cared for over the past three decades. StoryCorps hide caption

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

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Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick (right) and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins met when Melick, a medic, treated Wilkins after an IED explosion. They were reunited nearly 10 years later. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Battle, Medic And Wounded Soldier Reunite

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Franklin Gilliard and his wife Sherry live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

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